Monday, June 2, 2008

A poem by the late great Gert Beadle

The Bottom Line

We are waiting for you Adam,
To examine your conscience,
to change your think,
To go with the flow
and support us.

We are longing Adam
To make you a partner
and struggle to-gether
for our changes.

We are resisting Adam
The status of other
the role of your mother
the butt of your humour.

We are plotting Adam
to do what you do
and go where you go
but differently.

Gert Beadle authored two books of poetry, Salt and Yeast and Rising. In 1984, Governor General Jeanne Sauve presented her with the Persons Award for her work as a founding member of Northwestern Ontario Decade Council and the Faye Peterson Transition House.

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